Originally Posted by jgaiser
CNN recently ran one of their non-scientific polls on ebook reader ownership. About 75-80% of responders did *not* own an ebook reader. We're preaching to the choir here. Real People™ still read paper books. Used bookstores will be around a long time.
Most people don't read, so no need to own an e-reader.
Used-book stores will stay open only if they can make money. That will become harder and harder as more used-book buyers switch to e-books. Many readers don't buy used books, so how quickly they convert to e-reading doesn't affect used-book stores.